Standup comedian Myq Kaplan's career is on the rise.
A finalist on "Last Comic Standing," Kaplan has appeared on "The Tonight Show," "The Late Show with David Letterman," "Comedy Central Presents" and "Conan." He has three albums, "Meat Robot," "Please Be Seated" and "Vegan Mind Meld," which was a Top 10 iTunes release.
On Aug. 10 at The Wormhole Bar, Kaplan will headline a comedy show presented by Stand Up State Comedy. Touring with Kaplan is Zach Sherwin, a musical comedian also known as MC Mr. Napkins, who recently released an album, "MC Mr. Napkins: The Album," on Comedy Central Records.
Also appearing will be local comics Phil Keeling, Chris Davison and Derick Marchel.
Keeling has high praise for Kaplan.
"This guy is massively funny," he says. "He's just absolutely blowing up and getting incredibly popular."
The upcoming appearance is a rare opportunity to see Kaplan before he headlines large venues at higher prices.
"For him to come out and perform in such an intimate atmosphere as The Wormhole is remarkable," Keeling says.
"He'll be able to talk to you after the show," Keeling says. "Unlike so many other shows, if it's the big venue, you have the show and it's over.
IF YOU GO
What: Comedy show with headliner Myq Kaplan
When: 10 p.m. Aug. 10, doors open at 7 p.m. and seating begins at 8 p.m.
Where: The Wormhole Bar, 2307 Bull St.
"These kinds of shows, especially the ones that the Wormhole brings out, are fantastic opportunities to enjoy a performer and get to know him. It's a more intimate show, better for everybody. Speaking as a performer, we like it better, too."